Michael Steele, the Republican Party's gaffe-plagued national chairman, was scheduled to headline a luncheon in Minneapolis Wednesday hosted by the state GOP's Elephant Club.
The luncheon and reception at the Minneapolis Hilton has an admission fee, but appears to be mostly a recruiting tool for the Elephant Club. For $1,000 a year, contributors can become members ($500 for folks younger than 40).
The club is an offshoot of the state party that is, in its own words, "dedicated to turning Minnesota RED."
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."